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Doctor insights on: Longitudinal Arch Strain

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My 4.5 mo daughter goes 2-4 days w/o a bm. She cries, strains, arches and screams and it keeps her up at night. Is this normal? What can I do?

My 4.5 mo daughter goes 2-4 days w/o a bm. She cries, strains, arches and screams and it keeps her up at night. Is this normal? What can I do?

consistency: Is important (much more so than frequency). Are the stools hard or soft. Hard stools, large caliber stools, little round balls are all indications of constipation and should be discussed with your dr. Is this a recent thing or has it always been this way. Most constipation is benign but some have a congenital condition called hirschsprung's dz. Discuss your case with your dr. ...Read more

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I have extreme high arch feet with ankle strains. What can I do about them?

I have extreme high arch feet with ankle strains. What can I do about them?

Arch: Make sure that you have an arch support that controls your foot in your running/workout shoes and that you have running shoes that control a "supinating" foot. ...Read more

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Mri comes back with grade II to III chondromalacia patella , knee joint effusion with ganglion, longitudinal partial tear.Mcland lcl strain. ?

Mri comes back with grade II to III chondromalacia patella , knee joint effusion with ganglion, longitudinal partial tear.Mcland lcl strain. ?

Conservative Rx: Depends upon your primary complaint and whether there was a mechanism of injury. Chondromalacia(i.e.Cartilage wear=arthritis) is common and can cause swelling and pain. Collateral ligament strains/partial tears (mcl+lcl) should be managed well conservatively. Recommend seeing a pt for motion, strengthening, edema control. Am a fan of a stationary bike as well (nonimpact knee motion+strengthening). ...Read more

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Can a strained arch left untreated lead to severe sharp knee pain?

Can a strained arch left untreated lead to severe sharp knee pain?

Possibly : When u have knee pain u may unconsciously lean heavily on other parts of ur lower extremities to balance yourself therefore straining it ...Read more

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Can a strained arch get worse if not treated?

Can a strained arch get worse if not treated?

Better or Worse.: There is no guarantee that it will get worse. The problem is, there is no guarantee that it will get better. Mild arch strains may need no more than rest and supportive shoes. More severe strains may require more aggressive treatment to not only treat the strain initially but also prevent it from developing into a bigger problem. ...Read more

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I switched from custom orthotics to powerstep today due to continued arch pain Dr says strained plantar fasia but now my knee & ankle are killing me?

I switched from custom orthotics to powerstep today due to continued arch pain Dr says strained plantar fasia but now my knee & ankle are killing me?

Break-in period: When switching or when using orthotics for the first time the body needs an adjustment period. Ideally you will use the new orthotics for one hour the first day, 2 hours the 2nd day and you should increase the length of time using the orthotics by an hour each day. Your body should be use to the new orthotics in about a week. That said, why switch from custom molded to over the counter? ...Read more

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Is the gym affects the longitudinal growth?

Is the gym affects the longitudinal growth?

Gym effect: Your longitudinal growth is affected by your genetic makeup not by gym effects. ...Read more

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Are longitudinal growth continues to 21 years ?

Are longitudinal growth continues to 21 years ?

No, that is rare: If no growth over the past year, then growth has finished. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that affect longitudinal growth?

What are the reasons that affect longitudinal growth?

Most important: Most important factor is heredity. Can also be affected by diet, activity, climate, working conditions, etc. Factors too numerous to mention. ...Read more